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j JEucnintj ScmrnnI. AS INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER FOB THE PEOPLE. KVERY DAY EXCEPT SUNDAY. iownal Printing Company, PUBLISHERS, FOURTH AND SHIPLEY STREETS, W1LMIKOTOX, DÏI.AWARK. the Wilmington poet office as Rrtered at aueond-olass matter. » SUBSCRIPTION RATES. (In advance.) . $».(« One year . Mx months Him 1 months . One Month - .75 ADVERTISING RATES. Cards furnished on application. MONDAY. SEPTEMBER 10. IRKS. The local manager of the Postal Tele graph Company informed ns this morn ing that his company was ready ta iandle any business offered,. The office the southeast corner of Third and Is on Market streets. Tint hill-climbing along the Brandy wine and the long runs to Philadelphia. Kcnuelt and Middletown by the Wil wheelmen told In the 100-mile from Erie to Buffalo on Saturday. adngton jmc© - It Is remarkable that the same club idionld win first and second in such a trial •f endurance. PeruA rt« Commissioner Thomas Toy Christiana hundred used too much boor and whiskey on Saturday, dmnkon workman ia of no account. The ■ober and steady Democratic farmers of the hundred were too much for the addle pated laborers and mechanics of the Beer and whisky may bo all ef ft "Banks. " powerful at lie primarios in this city, the country ô^rict. are still proof To their debasing Influence, bm Oku of our patron» of Hie Ninth ward -Sts that the Republicans of Wit mi£p mington should put forward Mr. Daniel W. Taylor as a candidate for Levy Court Mr. Taylor would make •omnilniiionor ideal oommiftsionor and if Lbe RopuMi induce him to lx» a candidate nn caiis can they will stand a good chance of getting a representative in tne Levy Court. There is not a newspaper In the city that would not support Mr. Taylor for this They say that hop«* springs eternal in the human breast, and this explains prob still seem to be ably why wrnie persons lieve that Senator Saulsbury will be his own successor. Mr. Wolcott lias fifteen certain, provided that Providence the Republican party do not defeat of his candidates, and the task of vote, which is all that be accomplished or some getting one more be will require, almost by anybody. Even tho polit iciuns that belong to Every Evening could do H»t, you know. can Tim many friends of 55 illard Hail Porter, Esq . are no doubt very sorry at Ills defeat on Saturday. He spent a good d«vl of money and made a splendid run. Probably if he had spent a little more he might have won. As it is bis defeat can not be attributed to him personally. If he bad been free from the "entangling ■Uianree 'of Every Evening, he would have been nominated. Mr. Blaine had his Barehard and Mr. Porter had his—well, fcis precept > t and hia preceptor's organ Personally be has proved himself very In the circumstances he did papular mat h better than was expected. NEWSPAPER OPINIONS. Mr. t'lmlui!«'> Getter. Philadelphia Pobllr Ledcer. In another art Hie published this morn ing the Ledger discusses the subject of ••Lett ers of Areeptanca" by nominees for the Preeidemry. in a general way applies ilk to all euch epistles. What follows 1ère refera especially to the letter of Mr. Cleveland, published this morning. After examining the document with pome care we fail to find in it anything \o gjplain why h? devoted bo much time in its preparation, or. if that ia not the right war to say it, why he held bark Us publication so'long. Certainly there is _ evidence in it that he desires "to hedge" upon. the tariff dellve; • of last Dp - iu his message On the contrary, he decidedly reaffirms what.hv then said ou that sub ject, fallacies, unwarranted alarms, and all. We arw-strongly tempted to go into a discussion of some of these, but do not regard it as at all necessary, for. to put It as gently and courteously as wo know bow, there lamp new thing in the epistle ■t all. Tho letter is simply a clear and ■tnmp though somewhat lalmred and re dundant presentation of what has been said many times before on that side, only fa> be met and combatted by counter pro aentation of what has been »aid many times by the opposition. While it is gratifying to findjthat Mr. Cleveland has ■ot delayed bis letter in order to "hedge" and pleasant to be able to acknowle. igc vigorous and lucid style of the letter, it la a disappointment to be unable to be* unable to find In it anything we have not had before. ■noe •ember. the Limit to Steamship Speed. New York Tribune. "These boataare expected to bring the record down to five days," was what the St. James Gazette (English) said recently la connection with two new Inman Lino steamships.. It is true that rapid im 'provemeuts have been developed hi the building of ships and marine engines in the past few years, and that there has been a great increase of speed in Irans Atlantic voyages But it is a mooted question with builders whether a suffic ient increase of spe *d can be „attained to make the voyage from Queenstown ta New York in five days. 5Vith the pres ent speed of between six and seven days the average lias been twenty-two English miles an hour, and as the average distance to be traversed between the two ports is about 3,250 English miles, a vessel would have to steam continually from start to finish, irrespective of tide and the coun teracting influence* of t he elements, at the rate of 26,6 miles per hour, not a limit of safety iu the increasing ■peed* . Is there of The eceptre of a seat in the United States Kenale is, it seems, about to depart from the time-honored dynasty of the Del» ware Saulsburys and pass into the hands «f some outsider as yet unknown to fame. This is a world of decay and change. Aueiety, especially American society, is in • constant state of fiux, and be who I» at The Delaware Senator*. f Philadelphia North A meric-HD. Uow are the mighty fallen ' the lop of the heap one day is as likely as not to be at the bottom of the hilt the I nest. But I ho national politics of the ! stale of Delaware Heemed to foVm an ex ception to this general rule. They appeared to la- like üiè laws ot the Modes and Persians, which remain ever the same, and that there should In- an endless succession of Bayards and Sauls burys in the United Hla'tes, Renate had comb to he regrded ns among the decree» of a manifest destiny. Yet Bayard is gehe and now the historic Saulsbury is unable to secure reelection. Under these melan choly circninsl auccs the ancient liela warenns will elntcli like the proverbial drowning man never-failing straw at the suggestion that perhaps Mr. Bayard may he sent hack to the Senate as his some time colleagueV> successor. The United States Senate a Bayard or a Sanlshury among its mem - bers is well-nigh unimaginable, and lie sides, Mr. Bayard is much more ornamen tal in the Senate than he is useful in the Cabinet. May it so bo. ■ithoilt either It Is net Right. Delaware Farm ami Home. Some of our farmers near towns are complaining of Hie low price «f vege They have Iwcn shipping to the gity and have received only enough to pay freights and commissions. So they are allowing sweet corn, cabbage and otlieP truck to literally go to waste. This 1» not necessary and hardly right, A hoy with a one-horse team could take this truck into the nearest town, and sell jl at such low prices that even the poorest could afford to InxnraUi upon it. Noth ing should bo lost. tables. What! Is lie One of That Kind? Latirel Gazette. The Smyrnn Record, in speaking of the Democratic ticket for Kent county, says tho candidates for Levy Court have the reputation of being business moh of nn common sagacity and ability. Lot ns interrupt our esteemed contemporary. Are yon sure that tho candidate in Mis pillion hundred has always paid his taxes? Didn't he once allow the tax collector for his district to pay them? Let ns have honesty. The Gazette is independent and will not support dishonest politiciaifs or their tools. ThÇ Color (.|nc limit« n, KV vt York su.r, The Democratic victory in Arkansas of course, existe ted. But still tho can WAS. Republicans made a very rigorous vass and shouted the "free trade lie witli the utmost energy circumstances the Democratic majority of 80,000 In the state, united with the control of both branches of the Logbda turc, is a gratifying success. A large number of negroes voted the straight Democratic ticket and demonstrated that, the color lino is broken. Under these Our Korn. Hern'« to the Boy whoV not afraid To do It Im nUare of work; Wlie mo And ti r i* by ltd] dlfinmyed. m (« fllilrk. ■ bow heart !b bravo to niee The boy All Ilona in the way; WhoV not (Uacourtv/O'1 by defeat« Hut trio« another «lay. TVic bey who always moan* te do The very liesi he can: Who always keep the ri«ht in view. Anil aims to Ik: a niait. Such hoy» as those will grow to lie The men whose hand» will guide The future of our hind, and we Shull »peak their names with pride. All honor to tho hoy who is A man of heart, I say: Whose legend on hin shield is this: ''Right always wins the day." -Golden Days, WELL-KNOWN PERSONS. Crain is the only native Texan lu Con gress. I .gird Tennyson has passed his eightieth year. Sir Michael Hlcks Beoch is again nearly blind. "Uncle Remus" Harris has two bright boys, whom their intimates nickname "Brer Fox" and "Bret Rabbit." Montgomery Sears, who is among thp four wealthiest men of Boston, was the »on of a groeer who lived on half a dollar a day and slept in Ids store. Lawrence Oliphant, who was recently In America, is lying at Malvern, England, suffering from brain trouble, which ren ders him little better than insane. Queen Natalie Is mentioned as gorge ously handsome, tho owner of splendid black hair inclined to curl in rich waves, splendid dark eyes, and beautiful teith, skin and regular features. General William Terry, the commander of the famous "Stonewall Brigade" of the Confederate army during the into war, was drowned while trying Hi ford Heed Creek, near Wythovllfe, Va., in u buggy on Wednesday night. Of Judge Zane, who has just finished his four year«' term as Chief Justlee in Utah. "The Salt Lake Tribune" says that "he was the Columbus that opened the way to the new Utah that is slowly com ing into view" : and that in no one tiling has President Cleveland so signally disre garded the wishes of tho people most in teresti»!, and in one thing has he evinced such a signal contempt for Civil Service reform ns in naming a successor to Chief Justice /une. Enoch Pratt, who gave to Baltimore the free library that bears his distin guished name, enters upon his 81st year to-day, hale and vigorous in body and mind. Mr. Pratt, whose name will Is* linked with that of Johns Hopkins ns a benefactor, did not wait for the uncer tain operation of a will, but gave the li brary building and tho ground it stouds on (valued at $250,000) and his personal cheek for neany $850,000, upon the city of Baltimore agreeing to give $50.000 year for the support of the institution, whi 'b has had the incalculable advantage of his personal guidance thus far. A friend of Randall thus describes the fashion in which he took his defeat for the Speakership by Carlisle: was in a committee room waiting the re sult of the caucus. Suddenly a genuine rebel veil rang through the corridors. It was the first lime the rebel yoll had ever been heard In the halls of Congress, and we all knew what it meant. Then a friend came in and told him of his overwhelm ing defeat. 'Your supporters want you to go in and make a speech. ' said his friend ; •can you stand it?' Randall gave a gulp, his iron jaws came together with n snap and he sprang to his feet. 'Yes' said he. T can stand anything.' It was u hard blow, luu ho met it 1 he a man." "Randall j j A Prise for an Athlete. The most envied man at South Beach, S. I., for a little while on Wednesday afternoon was a handsome young athlete who was bathing iu an elaborate blue and white suit. After he had been iu the water for a short time a fashionably dressed and extremely pretty youug woman, who had beau lounging on the sand, carrying a liaby, called him, and with a charming smile asked him to take the little one out. for a dip. He took tho child and despite its cries carried it into the water. Ho returned in a few moments to the young mother, and after a short I on his clothe« and started for the c'.ty. to dip it into deeper water. When he waded back to the shore he was surprised to find that the young woman was gone After hunting everywhere for her he put to me young motner. ami alter a snort chat took the child again at her request t He refused to give his name DUCK CREEK HISTORY^ pp rctru tail n MUi CnrreriiiiK Allejfml the Kaps yver ••Keat" Sharp jChui'KICM. . i the Editor of EvsNiirtl JoitHhai.. Your correspondent in making a cor roetion in the issue of the 7th inst.,4>f Ins error in reference to my nomination, goes astray in* regard to the nonfination ,,f J. Krank Denny for state senator. If the matter were not so serious, it would he amusing to note the twisting and turning of cert ain gentlemen in their en deavor to And in the past aelion of our county conventions, some shadow of jus tlflcation for the gross violation of party usages, and for the ruthless enforcement of tho - outrageous "unit rule'.' by; faction of the convention of August :t0. They have not yet cited a precedent that comes any whore near justifying their action. 1 venture to assert aw 1 did substantially in a previous letter that an instance cannot be found In the history of Kent County Democratic Conventions where the rights of the delegates from the various hundreds were trampled un der foot as they were by the factional majority of the recent convention. ,1. Frank Denny, whose nomination they bitin g, was named to the con e frequently and re told by Mr. Henry Slaughter t s ■ To a are now vention, as 1 hav eently been slang hter,B^H^H himself. Ids near neighbor, who sat in the convention as a delegate from Duck Creek ; and Mr. Slaughter sat without question as to his right, and without stain upon his truthfulness or honor. Your correspondent is inaccurate and un fortunate, In Ids reference to Captain Mustard; that gentleman two years previous to Mr. Denny's nomination closed a full term in the Senate as repre sentative from Duck Creek, and I do not suppose that it ever occurred to him or any one else that he would so soon be called upon for a similar service. Ami had he been, judging from tho past Mr. by even n.s well as the present 1 find warrant for the statement that lie would have been n staunch supporter of Eli Saulsbury. Having failed utterly to find any justi fication for their unit rule in what past conventions have done, your correspond ent signing himself "Kent" has turned to what past conventions refused to do, in, Uw etftte convention of 1880 he says Mr, Handy attempted to have my substituted for Mr. Allen's ou the state In that convention name central committee, the committees wore named entire by Chairman Davis. by personal solicitation on bis part, 1 am told, and staid on in spite of Mr. Handy's request to tho contrary. Does that justify tho recent county convention in naming James C. Robinson for mem ber of the -county executive committee for Duck Creek over Benton V. Weiden who was unanimously supported by the Duck Creek delegation? Mr. Meredith, ht> says, was favored by a jority of the divided delegation in Nort h MurtjecklU, and tho convention ro take the man named by the How does that justify the Mr. Allen's name wont on 111 . fused t minor'll v. fnot ion's work with Mr. Gorton and the. nomination of Dun M. Hidgely when East Dover delegates favored E. T. Cooper, Esq.; six tonne? A delegate from S uith Mnrdei'kill, he says, put Curtis S. Wat son in nomination when the Milford dele preferred Colonel Fiddeman, and invention took the man supported by the delegates of his own hundred. How does that justify the factional con vention in voting down John Harring ton, who was unanimously supported by his delegation and putting Mr. Bickel oil the ticket, nominated by a man from North MurdcrklU?Oh, mighty historian! Ev ?ry instance he produces is, according to Id's own statement, one where tho con vention refused to do such things as he now seeks to justify. grates tlu In truth tlie past furnishes no justifl Mad with factional fury, shack led by Instructions from political Uisses outside of the convention, blind to the rights of the Democratic voters, and careless of tho best Interests of the Democratic party, delegates to the secret convention did that which they must have known (the same having been ad mitted recently by one of their loaders to the writer) was unprecedented and un just. As* result we have a ticket to which many true Democrats feel a sullen indifference. I intention of taking part cation. seem to have no in any newspaper controversy. I have lieeu dragged into this dispute by a false and unjust account of my own nomin tion six years ago. Having set that matter strright and substantiated my statement in It previous letter, I have nothing more to say beyond the expres sion of a sincere hope that we may i n the future have wiser, mure moderate and just leadership than was exhibited at our recent convention; that the comity convention of two years ago, which lis tened to the cautions of Colonel 55'illiam E. Hall, may be followed rather than this one which despised tho wisdom of Wilbur Wilson T. Cavendek. ni"re II. Buruite. Smyrna, Del., September 10, 1888. ; Frank Temple U Not a Fit Man. To the Edltot of Kveniku Joiihmal. The article of your Dover correspond ent In your journal of the 5th instant relating to the action of the Dover Con vention, which so ungenerously and un scrupulously employed the "unit rule" to gain their end, and defeat the will of the IHsiple of three of onr largest hundreds in the choice of Representatives, merely to give James L. Wolcott the prestige of three additional votes for United States Senator, is recognized here as both a just and faithful criticism and is a reflec tion of the sentiments of very many iier sons here who are equally disgusted with the methods employed and the precedent set for the first lime in the history of Democratic conventions of this county. The renomination of Franklin Temple is particularly odious and objectionable even to many of the Wolcott faction of this hundred who voted his delega tian believing that another man would be placed on the ticket. He wo» one of the original ' '900'' and was two years ago the lowest man on the lie is totally unfit for the posi ticket. tion and very unpopular in the county. If the Republicans should conclude to place a ticket in the field, we have no doubt that iu the person of David S. Clark as representative of this hundred, the said Temple will find an antagonist aide easily to defeat him, and thus rebuke * man who lias already presumed too much. With this substitution the ticket mentioned would undoubtedly be elected. No mote it be. Kenton, Del.. Sept. 10, 1888. ORTHOIXIX. The Pleasant 5'alley Wine Company's Champagne is undoubtedly the best American wine in this market. P. Plun kett & Co., Nos. 108 and 110 Market Street is authority for the statement. She pre pired a'gorgeous Mother Hubbard of sear She BiiIImmI In a Mother HaM>ar«l Mother Hubbard relies are no longer fashionable. Miss Templeton, of Altoona, first appearance, of course she should I have her own way. A young railroad p ireu * gorgeous moiuer nuuuaraoi scar let flannel, with white trimmings, andthen started for Atlantic City on the seashore express. She arrived at the beach on Tuesday, and yesterday was chosen for its display. The mountain maid and »lie Mother ifubbard appeared simultaneously on the beach. The regular crowd of mash ers were on hand, and they voted that ! thev liked the short-skirt style of dress I better, but as th's was Miss Templeton's manager escorted the ladv to the wate '. Thin- watt h female i-lir i-k, just 11 Ul 11,. shriek. because ti e water was cool The maid from the mountains waded mi until the water reached her j waist The water got in nndi r the big 1 dn*s, and soon the belle of Altoona looked likh a moderate sized balloon. She began to float, and, the air getting under the ress, lifted her off her feet. Three nr four brave voung men went to the belle's rescue and escorted her ashore. Sim savs Mothcr Hubbards were not made for bath lug dresses, hut the boys think they are JrjL ' first rate. -1 hiladelphia Ke, ord. '' ALL ABOUT WRAPS. OLIVE HARPER TELLS OF THE LATEST IN OUTSIDE GARMENTS. Now Opera and Street Cloaks, Ulsters and Long Wraps, Cashmere and Sicilienne Wraps Described and Illustrated—Some Other Information on fashions. [Special Gprrespondence.] New York. Sept. 0.—Tho freshness has departed from the trees, and tho people in the varions country places begin to pack their tninko for return to the city life again, and if the private letters one re ceives tell tho truth tho writers will bo very glad to get homo Again. Now York labors nndor tho fact that six months of every year are good for nothing, and it is only from November to Lent that there la H rt *.v • 41 # $ Si Â » I i dm f \\ V CASH MERE AND 8ICILIKNNK WRAPS, any fashionable dissipation going on, and therefore all busiweas that depends upon the patronage ot women is at nn almost complete standstill. Tho dry goods houses, the milliners, the cosmetic bazars, the theatres and restaurants and candy stores, the florists, and. in short, so many different businesses that it would require space to enumerate them all than 1 could spv.ro even if 1 hod two columns more than I am now generously allowed. tho bargain hunters scarcely save Fourteenth street from looking lika a desert. Tho flaming advertisements can not attract tho women from seashore and mountain, nor from tho glorious possibil ities of Newport, Saratoga or Narragan tt, or any other such place, for it Is just to show their many beautiful possessions priceless dry goods and flashing jewels that they desert the city in tho summer after spending the whole winter trying to get up a wardrobe more stunning than any of their rivals. But September brings them back, and by tho last of October fashion has gathered all her sheep and goats again. The now gowns, wraps, cloaks and goods to mako others like them of are all hero awaiting the arrival of tho fashionables with full purses to buy them. Tho fash ion writer lias always the first sight of all this beauty and fine toggery, and it is a fortunate thing for that fashion writer that, seeing so much, she groys so tired of so much luxury in color and material that her soul is not tortured nor her life made a poisoned bitt erness by seeing what she cannot buy, and she puts on her cal ico dress with a sigh of utter satisfac tion. If you see at least 20,000 hats and bonnets in a day, bow aro you to choose any one of them £us just what is required to set off your peculiar charms? And as you can't decide, and can't have them all, your old tliroe season hat seems like a friend, and you put it ou again contented. The now goods will fill the streets with color, tho gowns with grace and the bon l:. ■ : 1 j Veil • ■ in i Ê \ ■-V7JÄ £3 i, ■ ■ ■ u*a .V-''" „Vi ' I a v\ B 1 *4 4M >■ e it m % SEW OPERA AND STREET CLOAKS.' nets with beauty. The colors are warm and rich in tint and tho materials soft and attractive. 1 notice much soft Sicil ienne silk in the combinations of dresses oud In wraps, and Is very rich in appearance. Is dura ble and drapes as gracefully as cashmere, and is tho cheapest of uill the handsome Bilks. It Is also flexible. an(l does not wear shiny, which Is a groat recommend ation in these days. That is tho reason why It is so suitable for wraps, as the wear of them against the backs of seats very soon mins the appearance of most of the other silks. Two novel and stylish wraps just im ported are made of cashmere and this Tills silk has a wide twill kind uf silk, the particular nov elty being in their length and ampli t u tl e and tho sleeves, which are lined with butter cup satin. Tho trimming on the cashmere is of very fine beaded passementerie. The ot her has an embroidery done in heavy silk, picked out" with a few tine beads. Among tho most elegant now fall garments is a sort of combina tion of robe and wrap, and it Is I handsome and be coming to all ages who have reasoa [ ably slight fig nrcs. The model is of drab ladies' cloth as a founda tion, with braid _ „ «i A. / U 3 Jr j ll mm * <1 t - - 7 /? 'f. vi go (HT FALL WRAP. U P tho front of tho skirt. The sides are drawn back in curtain drapery, while the wrap portion Is of fine striped cheviot in drab and oak. There is a very pretty effect obtained by shirring tho cheviot to a velvet collar. The back is also thickly sun red at the waist, aud the curtain drapery 1« arranged in the Fame manner There is- no straining alter re markuhlo effect In this combination gar ment, but it cannot fail to please, The new Optra and ball cloaks are al most comical in their awkward ugliness, but the odder they are the better they are liked by such persons as like that style of things, and they number all the fashion ables. The material varies. Some ore of velvet, some uf sijk; others, again, are of ™">e s hair In black or colors, with con treating silk lining the hood. Some of 113 u b' - v u t n . d ■JW* 1 , 0 " " <he garments worn by the Turkish women of doors . others are ma.lo simply for the street of various suitable materials, one of them being of red cloth, with a lining to the hood of pale blue. By the way, there is nothing so ugly nor un graceful for a woman as these hoods or capuchins, ns some call them. There is a new departure In ulsters which allows them a little trimming around tho bottom and on tho front, and they look more dressy in consequence. The newest lias a little shoulder capo set in a straight flounce on a velvet collar. Another very stylish long wrap is made of tho now rough raised pattern on smooth faced farmer satin. Tins is lined and faced with buttercup satin, which, in sharp contrast to the black, is very effective for brunettes. Some of them are faced with pale green or scarlet.'' • « Next week I hope tho wholesale im porters will hatta unbent enough to allow me to get my camera leveled at their new bonnets. I can say this, however, that velvet and tulle will be used together in trimmings, the flimsy tulle b;|»/s being bound by bias folds of velvet. Cold lace in ruffles and ribbons with flowers and leaves worked in fine beads upon them will ha much used for trim ming. Cold, silver, steel and copper wire gauze are seen in the trimmings, and ostrich tips are to be very much worn. Marabout, also, is seen as garniture for evening bonnets. Many of the bonnets are small and capote shaped, and then again the poke shows Its aggressive front, the i ife!*; j m » 1 A - - 4 ' ...» H ■ C \ n * r ES W f' i fei ■ ■■ . t it t 'm ESI % it; - ■/* ■t h h N : v : r) r > (j r ' HANDSOME ULSTER AND LONG WRAPS, and the directoire in variations is still fighting for the first place. The reason why it has not already got it is that the style is only becoming to young faces, and as everybody is not young, why the elder women, who often control the purses of tho younger ones and always have more money than they, anyhow, set their faces against directoire bonnets. The ot her day I came across tho follow ing table in a paper which had been, it was said, prepared by a pretty Brooklyn school teacher, though why the writer felt it necessary to explain that she was pretty I cannot understand. Anyhow, this table was arranged by this school teacher to show that a lady can dress neatly on $50 a year. I thought 1 had re duced it to a minimum when I said $100 a year. She begins by supposing that she will have one dress, cloak and spring jacket to carry over to next season as second best. " X 00 60 2 00 Summer toilet: Hat or bonnet, 25c. ; trimming, 75c... $1 00 Two dresses, 24 yards, XSj-ic. per yard. 3 00 Lining and trimming. 1 00 Two cambric wrapiiers.. 1 60 Shoes. Two pairs rubbers. Summer vests. 25e. each. Three underwaiste, 25o. each.... Two white skirts. Handkerchiefs. . . Gloves. Hosiery. 5Vinter toilet! _ Bonnet, 60c. ; trimming, $1.50. Dress, 10 yards, 60c. per yard... Lining and trimming. Shoes. Cloak. Spring jacket Two vests, 23c Felt and flannel skirt. Woolen hose,. Two underskirts. Other underwear. 1 .Ml 73 1 73 . 1 00 1 M 4 3o 3 00 1 00 ID 00 3 oo ■ 50 each 1 Ml Ml 1 50 1 3d .-.....$40 00 Total. Now hero Is a balance of $4, which may Jl for summer or au The money saved on cloak and jacket for the second winter may bo turned into a handsome cloth dress. ,** All this Is well enough, and yet I think tho money could bo laid out with better judgment in some particulars. The win ter dress could bo made with a jacket to match which would not cost over a dollar than tho original outlay for tho dress, and that money saved put into a second best dress, or another nice woolen suit. There are within half a block of where I live dozens of stores where by watching tho market one can buy hand some material at really less than half its usual price. Of course this presupposes that tho would bo purchaser watches the and has her money ready to buy her winter dress In tho late spring or early summer. Fashions in the staple goods change very little in several seasons, and cashmere or heather mixture or cheviot Is as good at one time as another and worth just ns much, but tho largest houses do not care to fold them up and lay them by and run the risk of moths In tbrir left over wool goods, so that, with this knowledge, young or old ladles with slim purses can obtain a wardrobe much better than they could If they bought them in tho height of the season. Just seersuckers and crinkles can he ho devoted to a paras extra bonnet for winter. n,"tv now _ bought for two cents a yard, and muslins an-i laces, and In short all summer goods, at probably less than it cost to produce them. Tho same is true of remnants of silks, plushes and velvets. There is one largo houso iu particular that makes a specialty of selling all remnants of fin* goods at oue-fourth the original cost. That enables many vomen, by purchasing two or three pieces, to have an elegant and durable dress, that will last for sev eral years as best, for what a cheap qmR; ity of novelty goods cut off a piece wo luu cost them, and which would scarcely out Olivh Harper, j last one season. Next Work. Amelle Rives Miss Amelie Rives (Mrs. Chauler) eently said to an interviewer; "My next literary production will be a play. Its title Is Ethel wold.' It is based on in cidents in English history just prior to the reign of Henry 11. The Harpers have secured it. and it will be issued about the After that I have do re first of It he year, fixed plans, bnt will naturally, continue to write." Groceries very cheap at G. B. 1 nder wood's. N. E. Cor. Thirteenth and i rench streets. BUYING FOREIGN BLANKETS. Tlt<* Fact« Almut Hctioiih as Civ«-n th<* Illunkrt Trnun hy Major McKinley. Owing to repeated requests from readers the New York Press for information a amt the blanket contract, we again •riiit the facts as sot forth by Major McKinley in his speech in Congress. N one questions the absolute truth of these statements: of ÎO On the 25th of March, 1887, the United States Govertimenut advertised for bids for the purchase of blankets for the of the medical department of the une army. This was in 1887, under the present ad ministration. There were foreign bids and there were American bids. Now, if the President is right In saying that the duty is added to the cost, then the foreign cost, duty added, ought to lie just equal . to the American priée. Now, what are the facts of this transaction? As I have said, there foreign bid, und there was an American bid. Tho foreign bid was for a four pound blanket for medical purposes, to be fnrnish For the same four pound blanket for the same purposes, the Ameri can bid was $8.56, there being a differ ence of ill) 3-10 cents. Whe do you sup pose got the contract? There was a for eign bid, and an American bid, and the difference between the bids was 30 cents on each blanket. Now, tell me which manufacturer, the American or English, got the contract? Is there anybody here who would not have given it to the American, there being a difference of only 30 cents between the bids? Is there any gentlemanjon this floor who would send abroad to get a pair of blank ets merely to save 30 cents on them, thus taking away from the American manu facturer and the American farmer and the American laborer that much busi ness? However that may be, that con tract did go abroad. English labor and foreign wool, made those 2,000 blankets for the use of our army. American labor was boycotted, and they came in without paying any duty. The government took advantage of a law that stands on the statute book and admitted them free of duty. There being so little revenue in the treasnry.it was necessary of course to save every penny, so they took advan tage of that law which permits the United States to bring in goods free of duty. was a for $2,25 2-10. Now let us look at the figures. The duty on blankets of that quality is 18 cents a pound and 35 percent, ad valorem. Eighteen cents a pound upon 2,000 blankets, 4 pounds each, is $1.440 ; 35 per cent, ad valorem is $1,575,40, making a total duty upon those 2,000 blanket s, which were brought from a foreign blanket maker, of $3,016.40. The cost of these blankets, free of duly, amounts to $4 ; with the duty added the total would be $7,520.40. Now, if the President is right and if the chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means is right in saying that this duty is added to the price to the Ameri can consumer, then $7,520.40 is exactly what the American price would be. Now, then, gentlemen, what was the American price? The American price was $5,120. That is, it was $2,400 less than the foreign cost, duty added. With out any duty the difference between the cost of the American and the cost of the foreign blankets, the whole 2,(XX), was about $600. Now, you see, the American manufacturer does not get the duty, and that, I submit, is a sufficient reason why he does not give it to his workmen. I am very sorry, Mr. Chair man, that the President of the United States did not know of this transaction, which had occured under his own admin istration, so that he might have avoided making the blunder which he made in his message when he said that the duty was added to the cost. And I do not know what those around me may think about it, but I am very sorry that our govern ment went abroad and bought those blankets just to save thirty cents a piece on them. Mr. Chairman, I wish that this govern ment of our, which is supported by its own people, and not by foreigners, would patronize its own people. I think that it is an example of patriotism which should be set by those charged with public ad ministration . I wish the men who pay the taxes to support this government, to pay the President's salary and other ex penses of the government, would be patronized when the government has any thing to buy; don't you? And are you not a little ashamed of this transaction, all of you? I do not know whether the like was ever done under any former ad ministration or not ; but it never ought to be done, except In time of war or great public necessity, by any future adminis tration or any party. ITEMS OF INTEREST. Bucher, Painter, 406 Shipley street. Flounces may lie seen on the newly im • 'Flames" will be seen in ported gowns, them. Corsets made to order. Good fit gnai anteed. Mrs. J. B. 5Vard. C03 Shipley St. Texas Siftings remarks that "the man a railroad has never who never saw known what it is to hunger for a pass. " Bucher, Sign Painter, 406 Shipley St. Momsen, the German historian, has de clined an honorary degree offered him by the University of Bologna, Trunks and Harness, bottom prices at Yergers. Mr. Mendelssohn's wedding march Is very popular, hut we think he failed to score a greater point when he forgot to write a divorce march.—Rochester Post Express. Oo to Verger s for trunks. 407 Shipley. Gilding on glass, 406 Shipley street. The bright boy in a Burlington, 5 T t., Sunday school who said that a Free 5Vill Baptist was one who went into the tank ' his own accord wasjsent down the foot of the class —Albany Jounrnal. Dr. E. C. Honeywell, 703 Market street. Teeth extracted. 25 cents; with gas, 50 cents. Good teeth $5.50 a set; the best $8. of Show Cards, Rucher, 406 Shipley St. Jersey mosquitoes are the most prompt in presenting their bills. WAN A MAK KH'8. Philadelphia, Monday, Sept. 10, 188«. There is no question about the "Wanamaker" Brussels. It is made to our order, hacked 5vith our name. We knew kink and turn of all the every famous brands of Brussels be fore the "Wanamaker" 5vas christened. It takes a back scat to none of them. $1.25 a yard. We have made an extra push this season for good qual ity Carpets at the least possible In Brussels there are Brices 10 per cent, less than price. three sorts besides the Wana maker that Will make a Stir, 5VAN A MAKER'S. such goods are offered :tt any where else : i—a 1.25 Brussels for $1.10 2— a $1.15 Brussels for $ 3— a $ i .00 Brussels for Only a trifle more than usual Tapestry prices ! We mean to 1.00 Ot )U meet every want in Brussels Carpets perfectly that no buyer will feel like hesitating. The price dip runs intoother scuts. We have a new quality W ilton Velvet, smooth, even surface, well printed, at $ i. An unexampled price for the grade. Tapestry too. A Brussels^ look ; good share of Brussels goodness. A new line at yyr. I he like hasn't been heard of. Just a nudge from some of the medium priced Carpets. 1 here arc stacks and stacks of the most luxurious floor ing as well. M > it be cover Second floor. Market Hireet Bine, vatorb. Four el*. A Chestnut street window full of the exquisite Striped Novelties in Dress Goods, They are even richer, hand somer, when seen at the ter. Nearness "lends enchant ment to the view." A kinship of beauty in all the swelling tide of new dress stuffs. Southeast and south west of centre. By odds the best bargain in Blankets now is the 6-pound All-Wool at $4 a pair. You'll hear of other $4 Blankets about town, maybe. Carry them in your mind's eye when you come here. Coarser, thinner, meaner in every way. doubt if there is a $6 lilankct elsewhere within your reach that is belter than ours for $4. We couldn't go into the mar ket to-day and buy these Blan kets to sell at $4. They were got so that $4 is a fair price. That settles it. There they shall stay for the little time they'll last, no matter how much Blanket prices go up. 72x84 inches; $5 last season, and a marvel of cheapness then. What we have done with the $4 Blanket we are trying to do with all, commonest to lincst. No thrifty housekeeper can afford to skip the corner where Blankets are. Near Women's Waiting Room. What we've lately been do ing in Corsets has made talk all over town. Here's some thing to keep the talk going: R. âf G. White Corsets, 60c. R. & G. Gray Corsets 75c. 7 ingcr every seam and steel if ou please. Nothing wrong. They're marked seconds, but oil'll say it's a mistake. Imported I. C. Corsets too. The down prices will only last for a little time ; I. O. "Tohca" for $2.00, from $2.75. I. (\ No. 9*5 for $1.50, from $2 JR. I. C. No. 248 for $1.50, from $2.25. I. C. No. 2Ù lor $1.85, from $1.75. Chestnut street side, east of Main Aisic. John Wanamaker. coun We 1 V y BUSINESS CARDS. DRV GOODS. IPPINCOTT, DRY GOODS. UNDERWEAR, HOSIERY, At the lowest cash prices. :>12 Market Stiikkt, SILKS, J COATS. WRAP?, UQUOBS. JAMES A. KELLY, WINE MERCHANT. Sole A (rent for Hohemian Kudwriss Beef. Corner Tenth and Sbipleystreets. Telephone 414. JOHN SAYERS. S. W. Cor. Tenth and Orange streets, PURE LIQUORS FOR MEDICINAL PUB POSES AND FAMILY USE. rpHOMAS McHUGH. A 5VHOLESALE LIQUOR DEALER, No. 13 MorketJBtreet, Delaware. Wilmington, ACCOUNTANT. AHLON B. FOSTER, PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT AND AUDITOR. N. E.ICOR. Fofrth and Mark '(S econd Floor.) Special attention given to the examinaUo» of books and accounts. Books <*p«ne<I and closed and accounts adjusted bet weea partner* creditors or debtors. M Sts. CARPENTERS. S. CHRISTY, II. CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER. Shop: KUO GRANGE STREET., Residence: im Webt 12th stbjikt. PT" Jobbing promptly attended to harness. D. HICKM AN'S Is the place to buy II. CUEAPHARNE8 . rovKRS I LI .Ml iAl . SURE AI 18, \V At NO 4 WEST FRONT STREET. nips. DRUGS. JOHN M. HARVEY. DRUGS and chemicals. TOILET ARTICLES. Soda Water ami Milk Shake. No. 467 Delaware Avenue. FISHING TACKLE. JjMSHING TACKLEH Three-Jointed rod«. |tS cents; four-jointed rods. 2U cents; three-jointed bamboo rods, cents. Also spilt bamboo rods, |6. 1 euward melchoir. Vo. 214 Kins St.